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years in terms of rebuilding. we have seen that in louisiana and mississippi. we are still in mississippi, we're still working with the state to provide assistance to homeowners that are still rehabilitating their home. so we cannot wait really any longer to start -- >> is it fair to say a delayed recovery is a failed recovery speak with a delayed recovery is a failed recovery. recovery that doesn't allow for communities to plan for the range of means, understanding that it may take five to 10 years to recover, we would also say it is failed. >> administrator, taking off from the secretary's comments about the regional economy within the complex -- transportation is a critical element, is it not, if getting people to work, getting a workforce to their job, being able to great productivity, being able to drive a better bottom line, being able to move an economy? i think sometimes we think maybe another part of the country, transportation and particularly transit, in some types of luxury. but isn't it a necessity to economic success? >> it absolutely is, mr. chairman, but now
. that will give you upside and you can sleep at night. next stop, december 21, gregory in mississippi called on a name i hadn't looked at in a while because of the on going asbestos litigation. originating from claims in the year 2000. i'm talking about wr grace, gra. it's a global specialty chemical maker with products from building materials to industrial cat lis. the stock was up 46% in 2012 as the resolution of the mor than a decade long bankruptcy ruling from asbestos claims look like it will be resolved with a variety of cash settlements. feels like we missed a big move. black cloud has lifted. my real concern is that the estimates are too high for 2013. the company could guide lower when it reports february 6. we have an older piece of mail from october 30 when mark in missouri wanted my opinion on taser. this is a speculative name. i needed to give it close attention before opining. taser makes stun guns. tasers mainly for the military and law enforcement. it seems there is never a good time to discuss guns but we must do the homework. the stock is up 53% over the past three months t
. the percentage of people employed is up five and a half% thanks to an increase of 3400 jobs. mississippi -- let's say that one more time. they added 13700 jobs, mostly in the mining, logging, and construction sector, but the unemployment rate is eight and a half%. here's the surprise. way out in the mountains. this city has set a boom recently. in the middle of 2012 the unemployment rate was over 7%. it is down to 56%, mostly due to hiring searches at virginia tech university. and the number one city and the most jobs is lafayette louisiana they boosted employment in the city by nearly 10%. the and plumbing rate is just about 4%, 1 of the lowest in the country. already seen a big pickup in tourism. most of the new jobs, and the restaurant and retail industries. the big loser, where it -- losing three nap% of their workforce. you did notice that most of those cities are in the south. coming up, why investors are ditching mutual funds, and what they are investing in. the federal government a mess. unable to give finances in order, but i states doing a better job? the results of the new report aft
. republicans all over the country are, once again, pushing voter id laws. south carolina, alaska, mississippi, pennsylvania and west virginia all ready to take it up. but we must keep our eye on ground zero and the fight for voter rights. ohio. joining me now, ohio state representative, alicia reese, president elect of the ohio legislative black caucus. she helped get the voter intimidation billboards taken down. and she's taking on john houston, ohio's partisan republican, secretary of state who did everything he could to suppress voters. thank you for being here tonight. >> thank you, reverend sharpton. thanks for having me in. as you know, this is nothing new. i grew up in the movement and marched with you several times all the way back to my days when we took on david duke. >> how are you planning on taking on houston and what are your plans? what's the strategy? >> well, the strategy is, number one, we have had some victories on policies. we've had eight lawsuits, we've won a majority of them. he tried to stop early voting on the biggest day of voting on the weekends. we won that fight.
: mr. whitehouse of rhode island. mr. wicker of mississippi. the vice president: please raise your right hand. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and dend the constitution of the united states against all enees, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligion freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? the group: io. the vice president: congratulations, senators. [applause] >> senators will carry out constitutional duties on friday when they walk over for a joint session of congress. they will count the local college votes. live cove on c-span 1:00 p.m. eastern. more with vice president biden who met with new and re-elected senators in the old senate chamber. the vice president does this at the start of each congress so the senators can have their photos of their swearing in with their families. >> congratulations, senator. >> than
the missouri would ensuret that commerce on the mississippi could keep flowing through the winter. >> missouri river is not an option because if you look at why that system is there, it is there because they need that water. that is people's water supply. it is meant to hold water in case of a severe drought lasting as long as perhaps the dust bowl lasted, about 12 years. we can't play with water that may be somebody's drinking water. >> reporter: the other solution would be significant precipitation but it is unlikely that mother nature alone will fix this problem. >>> cnn continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >>> thank you. hello everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield live in new york city. i want to start this hour with a disturbing case, a rape case that happened in ohio. one of those relatively small towns where just about everybody knows everybody else and friday night football is king. the alleged victim in this case is a 16-year-old girl. she was reportedly drunk and reportedly possibly unconscious when she was allegedly raped by two high school football players. the alleged rape came t
promising for mosaic. connell: what has that problem been? charles: pricing. the mississippi river, near st. louis, is 20% below levels. they just signed a gigantic contract in china. it was not a big price number, but it did set a floor for prices. i like the stock here. it had a real positive reaction to earnings today. by the way, they were also company of the year. connell: we are all in now, charles. thank you for that. platinum, one of the ways the president should really stick it to the republicans, apparently. many of you are about to find ouu how the government is taking out of your paycheck. payday and jeff flock has the story. jeff: are you getting a paycheck today? do you know it has less money in it? a lot of people do not know that. we will tell you how much less money and if anybody cares. a cold day in chicago. stay tuned. ♪ >> at 22 minutes past the hour, i have your fox news minute. a pakistani girl shot in the head has left a uk hospital today. she was targeted by the terrorist group for promoting education. she is continuing treatment and living with her parents. talks
that this could happen to your state. you know, as i sat here and supported alabama, i supported mississippi, i supported texas, i was hoping that by now the northeast part of this country would have -- congress would have acted. it's been 77 days. those people are hurting. people in my district still can't get back to their homes. here we are in the last congress, we just didn't do anything about it. now we're moving forward and hopefully january 15 we can get the rest of this money so those people who are suffering in all these states that were hit by this storm can get their lives back together again. i thank the gentleman and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman -- does the gentleman from new jersey continue to reserve? the gentleman from new york. mr. meeks: i yield one minute for his floor debate, the gentleman from new york, sean patrick maloney. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. maloney: my name is sean patrick maloney, and i'm new here. i don't know all the rules of washington but it seems like the rule here is to put off
the upcoming episode. larry is joining us from biloxi, mississippi, on the independent line. caller: thank you for taking my call. i do not believe our congress or president are going to do anything different. they have laid out their lifestyles and the things they intend to do. they are looking for ways to decrease spending, but it seems to me we have elected some people to go into these positions to make our decisions for us. they seem to be self-serving. if you get an ineffective congressman who cannot do his job and has proven it by serving a couple of years and then gets voted out, that congressman still gets a pension for the rest of his life that is well over $100,000. we have thousands collecting this money. if you took a job and were expected to serve 20 years and do an effective job and could not do that, would you expect to get a pension for the rest of your life? why should we be paying these thousands of guys all this money? >> we go now live to the senate gallery for remarks from senator schumer on assistance to the victims of hurricane sandy. >> good afternoon. let me say a few
the biloxi, mississippi, independent line good morning. caller: thank you for taking my call. i don't believe the congress our president will do anything different. they pretty much laid out their lifestyles and the thing they intend to do. they looking for ways to decrease spending but it seems to me that we've elected some people to go into these positions to make our decision for us and they seem to be pretty much self-serving. if you get an ineffective congressman who can't do his job and proven can't do his job by going in there and serving couple years and then gets voted out, well that congressman still gets a pension for the rest of his life and it's well over $100,000. we got thousands of those guys out there collecting this money. if you took a job and or expected to serve 20 years and do ineffective job and couldn't do that, would you expect to get a pension for the rest of your life? why should we be paying these guys this money? ineffective? fire them and take their pension away. if they're effective, let them take it. host: larry thanks for the suggestion. ron has thi
be watches very carefully what happens to the refined fuels that are transported along the mississippi river, a possible shutdown there perhaps as soon as this week could significantly impact commodities. we'll be watching that for you. back to you. >> thank you, sharon. >>> congress is voting on a package for relief for superstorm sandy. the house did not vote on a measure which angered a number of congressmen and new jersey governor chris christie. >> it's just -- it is why the american people hate congress. it's why they hate them, and governor cuomo and i are as frustrated as two people can be, because unlike people in congress, we have actual responsibilities, and we have a responsibility to make things happen. >>> for more on the vote, let's bring in eamon javers. will this pass? >> it's expected to pass. what we're doing this is on suspension. in house lingo, that means they need two thirds of the votes in the chamber in order to pass this bill. we saw this political firestorm earlier in the week with chris yiie. a number of republican lawmakers had a near mutiny against speaker boehn
days taking care of mississippi, alabama, and especially louisiana. within days. we are now past two months with the people of new york. and the people of new orleans, in that area, they were hurt, but nothing in comparison to what's happened to the people in new england. almost a million people have lost their homes. a million people lost their homes. that's homes. that's not people in those homes. so i think it's just really unfortunate that we don't have the relief for new york and new jersey and the rest of new england already. it has to be done. we have to meet the needs of the american people when an act of god occurs. so i, on behalf of, i think, the entire senate, certainly my democratic caucus, express my appreciation to the legislative initiative and the legislative expertise -- let me say that again. expertise. mr. president, may the record reflect i said expertise. expertise of my friend from new york, an experienced legislator in the state of new york, house of representatives and the united states senate. really a masterful job. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent th
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